Ken Simpson

To: "'Denise Goodfellow'" <>, "'David Clark'" <>
Subject: Ken Simpson
From: "Stephen Ambrose" <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:39:47 +1000
Once again, we have lost a great Australian ornithologist from the 20th
Century.  A great educator and mentor to people of all ages who had an
interest in birds, through his written works, talks, classes and excursions,
and one-to-one interactions with individuals.  I also join others who knew
him personally in saying that he was a very nice man and a true gentleman.

Stephen Ambrose
Ryde, NSW

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Denise Goodfellow
Sent: Saturday, 12 July 2014 3:57 AM
To: David Clark
Cc: birding-aus
Subject: Ken Simpson

I'm too an sorry to hear of the death of Ken Simpson. 

We never met, but his field guide was one of the very few bird books to
mention my publications, and that gave me a measure of the man.  
Denise Lawungkurr  Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841

PhD candidate

Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Founding Member: Australian Federation of Graduate Women Northern Territory
043 8650 835

On 11 Jul 2014, at 9:50 pm, David Clark <> wrote:

> Very sad news indeed!
> I knew Ken in a very different context; his fieldwork on Aboriginal 
> sites in the area that was to be flooded by the construction of the 
> Chowilla Dam.  That's the Murray River floodplain around the 
> Victoria-New South Wales-South Australia borders.
> He was a very good teacher, a very competent technician and a good 
> person to boot.
> Cheers
> David
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 9:05 PM, brian fleming 
> <>
> wrote:
>>    I am very sad to hear of the recent death of Ken Simpson, on Wed. 
>> 9th July. I first met him when we were both a lot younger, at a BOC 
>> study meeting - he was, I think, speaking about petrels and other
>>     Most of us have a copy of Simpson and Day - mine has been 
>> well-used, and replaced at least once after some watery catastrophe.
>> I also have "Birds in Bass Strait," an early book produced I think 
>> for BHP.  In 1998 he and Zoe Wilson produced "Birdwatching in 
>> Australia and New Zealand" - it's well worth finding a copy if you can.
>>    I always found him very helpful with answers to my queries when I 
>> was a relative beginner, and later, until his birding days were 
>> interrupted by illness.
>>   My sympathies and best wishes to Zoe.
>> Anthea Fleming
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